JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Dec 01, 11
Recommended to JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) by:
Buddy Read with Jennifer
Read from October 24 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy
One Word: A MAZING!
“Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.
One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.
At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights”.
”The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”
― Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
How in the world does anyone give a review or write their opinion on a book they absolutely crazy about.!!! I guess this is me giving my best try. This book was amazing!!! I loved every word flowing from each page from go till the very last word.
Lola and the Boy Next Door was and effortless read and grabbed my attention from the first page. The words and the story flowed so seamlessly I hadn’t realized how many pages I had read nor did I discover how early in the morning it was. I could have easily read this book in one sitting. However, I wanted to get some sleep so that I could be a half way descent employee at my job the next day.
What I loved most are the original characters. You have Lola and Cricket who are adorably quirky and fun combined with complexity. I couldn’t wait for each of Lola’s outfit changes. She was such a refreshing character to read about. Cricket is an inventor a real genius with this fun loving sweet side who would do anything for anyone. His huge smile and kind words melted my heart. Then there are Lola’s parents who I adore. It was nice the author thought outside the box. Her parents were a male gay couple. They are two very awesome parents and Lola is a very lucky girl. The secondary characters were every bit as interesting and of course having Anna and Etienne as part of this cast was a bonus. All of them were written so well and very witty dialogue flowed from several of the pages.
Cricket was definitely swoonworthy. His love for Lola was so very sweet and tender. They both danced to a beat of a different drum which I loved. They couldn’t be more perfect for one another. He is the ying to her yang. Although it takes some time for their relationship to come together they are absolutely adorable together.
I felt every emotion when reading this book. I laughed, I laughed so hard I disturbed everyone in my household. I cried big fat tears of happiness. I got the goosebumps at all of the appropriate places. I really felt like I was part of this book the entire time.
This is a book I will most certainly be reading again and again. In fact ever night when I go to read I have to stop myself from picking it up again. If you are considering this book you won’t be sorry, I promise. It is an incredible read.